Two pubs in Chiang Mai closed for 14 days after infected woman visited them

The Chiang Mai provincial communicable disease committee has decided to close two pubs in Muang district for 14 days, after it was discovered that a COVID-19 infected woman visited both places.

Two new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Chiang Mai today, raising total infections to 6, all of whom are being treated in hospitals.

Dr. Chatuchai Maneerat, the provincial health chief, said that one of the two new cases had visited pubs in Bangkok and Nonthaburi before returning to Chiang Mai and the other, a 24-year old Thai woman who lives in the US and is currently visiting her family in Phayao province, visited the both pubs in Chiang Mai, the Warmup Café and Ground, several times between March 27th and April 3rd.

On April 5th, she went for a test at a private hospital before flying back to the US. The test was positive and she was admitted for treatment.

The other infected person is a 24-year old Chinese man who lives in Chiang Mai, but travelled to Bangkok for a couple of days, during which he visited an entertainment venue in Nonthaburi with a friend who was later found to be infected.  He went for a screening on April 5th and tested positive for the virus.

In Bangkok, the Disease Control Department today issued an announcement urging anyone who visited the following seven pubs in Bangkok during March to report to the nearest hospitals as quickly as possible for COVID tests.

  • Krystal Club Thonglor 25
  • Ban Phahon Café and Bar in Chatuchak
  • Ekamai Beer House
  • Bla Bar Thonglor
  • Dollar Bangkok
  • The Cassette Music Bar Ekamai
  • Pub Dirty

City Hall said that, so far, over 150 people in Bangkok and several other provinces, who are related to entertainment venues in Thonglor, have been found to be infected.

Meanwhile, a public relations officer for Krystal Club, Ms. Fasai Saendee, says she tested positive for the virus on April 5th.

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